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a deadly gun battle. >> a massive manhunt ends in a lengthy shoot out with the suspect. >> why aren't officers ready to close the case on christopher dorner? good afternoon. i'm don scott. >> i'm jessica kartalija. >> here's what people are talking about today. police in southern california saying the manhunt for an ex-cop who went on a week-long killing spree is over. this noon, we're being told it is the body of christopher dorner inside a burned out cabin the scene of a shoot out late yesterday. here's the latest for wjz. >> police have not yet confirmed that christopher dorner was the man they found inside a charred cabin. >> now it will depend on the condition of the body that's
recovered. it will depend on the forensics that are available and the laboratories that are available. >> the week-long search for dorner ended with an intense shoot out at the cabin. cbs reporter carter evans was in the middle of it. >> we are right in the center of the action here. we are right where this is happening. >> then with a single gunshot the final confrontation was over. police say the former los angeles police officer and navy reservist took his own life as the cabin went up in flames. john miller headed up to lapd's mayor crimes unit. he said there's much evidence to help investigators confirm that the remains are dorners. >> because he has a military background and lapd background they have fingerprints and dna. >> after dorn er surfaced yesterday he was hiding out in an empty condo. tourists and residents are relieved the
manhunt is over. >> dorner is suspected of shooting and killing four people and injuring at least two others since last week. he posted a manifesto online saying it was revenge for being fired by the lapd in 2008. thousands of police officers were hunting for dorner trying to stop him from killing again. >> even with all this taking place the lapd says it will continue to provide around the clock protection for the 50 families of officers targeted by dorner. back here the investigation continues after a police trainee is shot in the head by an instructor. that trainee is now fighting for his life. mike schuh has new reaction from the mayor this afternoon. mike. >> reporter: well jessica that 40-year-old had joined the university of maryland this summer. he was in an academy class with the city. that class was in an area of abandoned buildings when his instructor
accidentally shot him in the head. >> chopper 13 shows the university officer as he's put in a helicopter after being shot in his forehead. it happened in a state owned former mental health facility. his instructor used a loaded gun. the mayor addressed the issue this morning. >> there's no acceptable explanation for why live rounds were at a training exercise. i was almost speechless to think of something like this could happen. >> the victim was taken to shock trauma downtown. >> he is currently in the operating room with our chief of neuro trauma. he is stable. any thoughts or pre dictions about long term neurologic outcome at this point are way way too early. >> what led to the shooting is unclear. finding out how a live
round made it into the chamber of the gun used by the instructor during training exercises is a top priority. >> certainly our prayers and support are with our trainee and his family at the stuff time. >> the police commissioner left the hospital, pausing to be clear and exercise his power as the top cop. >> i immediately suspended all police academy operations and training through out the entire organization until we do an assessment and an evaluation for safety. >> the mayor promised the victim's family the city will find answers. her bottom line -- >> it shouldn't have happened. >> reporter: the commissioner has also suspended some stuff. his family requested his name be with held. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you. maryland state police are leading the investigation because the shooting happened on state property. a university of maryland college park student shot and
wounded in yesterday's murder suicide there is expected to recover. ron matz is in the news room with more on what his family is saying today. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon. the stepfather of 2 2-year-old kneel oa says his stepson is making good progress and will return to school. 23-year-old devon green a college park undergraduate student inside a home shot them. green fatally shot himself then. detectives say green suffered from a mental illness for at least a year. some areas of the state could see the return of winter weather in the coming hours. taking a live look outside where it's been over cast all day. things are expected to get worse in a few hours. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. marty and bernadette woods are tracking the latest
system. let's begin with bernadette. >> we're going to start out and show you on first warning doppler radar already some rain making its way into the state. this is in the form of rain. even a spotty shower across baltimore. out of west look how much more there is. this is all the same storm system that's going to move through this evening when it changes over to snow and get out of here during the early morning hours. there are winter weather advisory in effect for western parts of the state starting at noon until 1:00 a.m. the very borderline event for us. it's 40 degrees right now. across this entire map we are above freezing, that's why this is coming in the form of rain. it's going to take time for accumulation when it snows if it gets started. now out to marty. >> reporter: no problems through the evening commute.
however, if you're on the road at 6:00 you will see it mixing with wet snow. the roads are going to get sloppy, not problematic. let's take a look at a graphic. right along the mason dixon line and cecil county and up the 95 corridor we could be looking at a 1 to 2 inch accumulation primarily on lawns and parked cars. the roads will get slushy. a coating to maybe an inch of slush. as bernadette said, this is a borderline event. you folks in cecil county, you're kind of main players in this when it comes to winter weather though. you may have a little bit more than accumulation some problems on your roads and around the 95 corridor moving into delaware. meteorologist bernadette woods will expand on that in our first warning weather segment coming up shortly. now back inside. >> thank you very much, marty. the president is hitting the
road for 3 days to push what he proposed in last night's state of the union address. republicans are already pushing back. it's sue began mcginnis reporting for wjz. >> president obama traveled to north carolina this morning to visit an auto parts factory. he's focusing on creating more manufacturing jobs. after proposing a $1 billion to manufacturing research in his state of the union address. >> our manufacturers have only had 500,000 jobs. >> he also wants to raise the minimum wage. >> nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad base growth. >> republicans here on capitol hill are already rejecting many
of the president's proposals. the gop says his plan would mean more government spending and tax increases. >> following 4 years of this president's unwillingness to challenge liberal dogma we have more of the same. >> the president is spending 3 days on the road to rally support for his agenda. he will visit atlanta and chicago. con -- conservatives are criticizing the trip. >> if he wait a minuted -- wanted to work with us he would be here instead of going around the country. >> right now both parties appear far apart on most of the issues. >> a talented maryland teenager had a great seat. jack a student was invited to sit beside the first lady because of his work in the field of cancer research. the 16-year-old says he and his parents couldn't
believe it when they finally came face to face with the first family. >> there's the first lady. there's the president. oh my goodness. it was so exciting. >> i never thought he'd come to the white house stot state of the union and bring his mom and dad. how amazing is that. >> he won an award for creating a simpler less expensive and more accurate way to detect pancreatic cancer. our championship football season may be over but there's good news for baltimore sports fans. the first official work out for the baltimore oriels begins today in sarasota, florida. pitchers and catchers checked in yesterday including all far gold glove matt weeder. the team will run pitching sessions and defensive drills today. the first spring training game, one week from
saturday. exciting. now it's time to go shopping for orange instead of purple. >> right. opening day is not that far away. still to come on wjz's eyewitness news at noon. the pope speaks for the first time since announcing he's stepping down. why he said he's ready. >> sky dive scare. this man is in big trouble thousands of feet off the ground. we will show you what happened coming up. >> get out your umbrella but maybe not your snow shovel. your complete first warning weather forecast is still coming up. complete continues with don scott, jessica kartalija and first warning weather with marty bass and meteorologist bernadette woods. it's wjz maryland's news station.
he addressed the crowd in english saying he was resigning for the good of the catholic church. today will likely be his last public mass before he steps down at the end of the month. it is also the first time a pope has resigned in nearly 600 years. once it becomes effective, the church's 117 cardinals under the age of 80 will get to vote on who should succeed benedict. in california a terrifying drop through the air all caught on camera as the sky diver realizes he's in serious trouble seconds after he jumps out the plane. his parachute released too early sending him into a tail spin until he went unconscious. he survived but spent 2 weeks into the hospital. an faa investigation found the parachute was flawed and should never have been used. the 2013 westminster kennel club dog show is over and there's a new top dog in town. seven group winners were paraded
out at madison square garden. it was banana joe that took him the top prize. it's the first time his breed has been named best in show. he beat out nearly 3,000 other dogs. i don't think i've ever heard of that. >> i don't think i have either, but he's cute. >> very cute. banana. >> baa nana joe. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at noon, clouds in the sky and maybe some wintery weather on the way. your complete first warning weather forecast now just 2 and a half minutes away. >> first here's a look at today's midday stocks and
welcome back. here's the new storm making its way into maryland. it's pretty much in the form of rain. this is all rain across the southern warm part of the state. out west it looks like it's trying to mix. temperatures are still above freezing so it's mainly in the form of rain. you can see a couple of pinks trying to show up in the mountains. that's what we're going to see through the afternoon. at this point there's a winter weather advisory that's in effect that continues until 1:00 a.m. out west. we have one for cecil county. temperatures are well above freezing for the state. upper 40s in ocean city. now, oakland is in the 30s so is cumberland. as we head through the afternoon the center of this stormer is going to pass south of us. that's going to draw in colder air and change
what's across the northern part of the state over no snow. since we've been so warm and temperatures are way above freezing it's not going to stick initially. it's trying to tap into colder air but there's not a huge source of cold air. for the most part the roads are just going to be wet this evening. as we head through the over night areas slushing is possible. this is not a huge storm for us. here's the back edge of this storm. it will pull out of here tomorrow morning and sunshine returns and we're right back up in the 40s. our forecast comes together like this. here's the storm system making its way through. we have a mix across the south, maybe the west. a slushing coating to an inch for most of us. 44 for our high today. tonight down to 30 degrees. by tomorrow, sunshine is back out we are up to 48 degrees. as we head towards the weekend we have a new round of even colder air coming our way and again maybe the chance for a little be it of mixed rain and snow but not a huge storm
system. we will have that 5 day coming up later. >> thank you. lots more come ing up in a moment. first here is today's cold cough and flu report. [ female announcer ] having grands biscuits in the morning is easy. pop them in, go about your business and in just 15 minutes, your family can enjoy warm fresh from the oven biscuits. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. [ male announcer ] listen to this symphony of flavor: crrkkhshziiiizzlllee. beautiful. shhhhshshshshhshshhhhhsshhhshs. gorgeous! here comes the crescendo. kkerrrrbbuuuuuucraaackkk. just...incredible. pillsbury toaster strudel. if beethoven made breakfast.
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